I didn't write about it last night, but I was proud of myself for the level of planning, preparation and execution of my food plan yesterday (Saturday). I took extraordinary care and that feels really good. I packed my lunch and I made a point to prepare and enjoy dinner before my 6pm evening broadcast. For me, someone who doesn't shy away from eating dinner at 10pm if that's what the schedule demands, it was exceptional.
After several crazy schedule kind of days, I took it easy today. I slept in until I naturally woke, without the aid of an alarm. It felt amazing. My approach was simple from that point on. I enjoyed coffee, spent time preparing a fabulous brunch (check out the tweet below--I love cooking!!) and made it to the YMCA for a fantastic workout this afternoon before making the trip to my hometown to dine out with mom.
I'm excited for mom's progress. She's walking regularly and losing weight. I'm overjoyed for her! You can see the difference, too! I let her know what a difference I was noticing and she lit up. She feels great about it too. So glad!
Instead of our usual Mexican place for the same thing, we did something different. We dined at one of my old hangouts, The Hideaway Pizza. The trips of old to this place, for me, were very different than today's trip.
There was a time when I couldn't get enough of Hideaway. I'd eat and eat, perhaps an entire bowl of fried mushrooms and several (more than 3 or 4) big, heavy slices of pizza and every time, I'd leave feeling stuffed and miserable. I don't do that now. And the most amazing thing: It was still a very enjoyable dining experience without all the excessive indulgence!
I've done the research on Hideaway. I've consulted with management and received a fairly accurate guesstimate on the fried mushroom calories (30 per mushroom) and it was last fall when I confirmed the sugar free status of their sauce. Mom and I shared a small gluten free thin crust (ordering gluten free is the only thin crust option) veggie pizza. Three fairly small pieces check in at roughly 470 calories (the amount of cheese being the biggest contributor to the number). Again--worth it. This evening's trip marks the third time I've enjoyed this particular meal in the last 14 months. I'll have it again some day. It was enjoyable and mostly, I think mom appreciated the change of venue for our dinner out.
I'm looking forward to the week ahead. Life Coach Gerri and I kick off our first Monday evening conference call support group tomorrow evening at 6pm central. We still have spots in the Monday group available. We decided to offer a Monday night option when our regular Tuesday night conference filled quickly. If you have questions about the Monday night accountability/support group, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org The registration fee is $100 for the 10 week session. For an average of $10 per week, you get a level of support that can make a profound difference. The call each week, the secret facebook page for call members only and spot support via text message and email, anytime--make this one of the best values in comprehensive support and accountability tools.
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I hope your weekend was wonderful. Goodnight, my friends!
My Tweets Today:
Slept in. Really well. Good coffee! Good late morning! SF hazelnut creamer (1tblspn per cup) 2 cups. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/B8o59YNRO9— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
Fingerling potatoes (148g) w/diced onion, pepper & mushrooms. Put into bag w/7g butter (50cal!) & seasonings! pic.twitter.com/KJH17Z38SY— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
Sunday brunch! 4oz sirloin, potatoes (described in previous tweet), plain omelet w/4whts-1whl, 5.35oz orange. 533 cal pic.twitter.com/q9vnZAYa5r— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
Sunday workout starts here. Weights followed by cardio on elliptical. 2 cups water during and post. #waterhelps pic.twitter.com/zB08rpJgaq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
#endorphinsflowingwildly Great workout, lots of sweat. I'm drenched! Goodness, this level 19 thing... Works. 2cupsH2O pic.twitter.com/KEGCRW9WAk— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
After workout snack/late lunch... 43g natural almonds & medium banana. 355 cal. pic.twitter.com/laMXN8MWUR— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
Dinner out with mom. 2 cups water, no ice for fast & easy drinking. #wateraccountability pic.twitter.com/B1tXaKy62C— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
My favorite fried mushrooms. Best on the planet! #hideaway Each one is roughly 30 cal. Worth it. Eating 6. 180 cal. pic.twitter.com/cTcvqtk3ht— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
Thin crust (gluten free-only way to get thin crust here) veggie pizza w/sugar free tomato sauce (made sure). 470 cal. pic.twitter.com/QZNFL53QtR— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 14, 2015
2 cups. Our server thinks I'm crazy. She wanted to refill glass. Wouldn't let her until I finished w/1st. #mynormal pic.twitter.com/khZtAVc8fh— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 15, 2015
Evening cup. Dark roast with sugar free hazelnut (1 tblspn). 30 cal. pic.twitter.com/hy3EZBRtMK— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) June 15, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,